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Monday 24 May 1999

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lohanthony and Luke Lerdwichagul. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin. In UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. The Thirteenth Floor, directed by Josef Rusnak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Todo x 2 pesos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Abomination: The Nemesis Project or Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Thirteenth Floor

Directed by: Josef Rusnak

Starring: Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl

Country: United States

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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Directed by: George Lucas

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman

Country: United States

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Notting Hill

Directed by: Roger Michell

Starring: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe

Country: United States

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The Mummy

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah

Country: United States

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Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ian Holm

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Written by: David X. Cohen, Matt Groening

Starring: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Country: United States

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The Sopranos

Written by: David Chase

Starring: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Country: United States

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Escape to River Cottage

Starring: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mopatop's Shop

Starring: Nigel Plaskitt, William Todd-Jones, Victoria Willing, Mak Wilson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Red Files

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 1999 ?

  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
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Sport Games on 24 May 1999

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - New York Knicks : 66 - 79
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • TB Berlin - Unterhaching : 1 - 1
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La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Mallorca B - Merida : 0 - 0
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Liga I
Football (Portugal)
  • Guimaraes - Campomaiorense : 2 - 0
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1999?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ricky Martin -- May 24, 1999
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9692
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.486


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?


By: Neal Stephenson

With this extraordinary first volume in what promises to be an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling

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Feel This Book

By: Janeane Garofalo and Ben Stiller

"We are professionals. Though not specifically professionals in the field of 'psychology' or 'psychiatry,' we are both highly paid actors and comedians, and as such know more about neuroses than you

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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

By: Terry Brooks

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, an evil legacy long believed dead is stirring. Now the dark side of the Force threatens to overwhelm the light, and only an ancient Jedi prophecy ...

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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer'S Stone

By: J. K. Rowling

The beloved first book of the Harry Potter series, now fully illustrated by award-winning artist Jim Kay. For the first time, J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Army Men: Air Attack

Platform: PlayStation, Windows, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: The 3DO Company

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Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: NovaLogic

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Abomination: The Nemesis Project

Platform: Windows

Genre: Action Real-time tactics

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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ChuChu Rocket!

Platform: Game Boy Advance, iOS, Android

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Sega

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Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: LucasArts

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